ISTC ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF 2019-2020 SEASON

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IOWA STAGE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF 2019-2020 SEASON

Rescheduling information to follow.


Iowa Stage Theatre Company, central Iowa’s home for award-winning theater that inspires, enlightens and entertains, today announces the suspension of the remainder of their 2019-2020 season.

“The health and safety of our artists and audiences are paramount,” Matthew McIver, Artistic Director of ISTC, said. “With the uncertainty in the coming months, the best thing is to suspend all remaining performances and classes and begin working to reschedule them.”


ISTC had previously postponed its performance of Bekkah Brunstetter’s The Cake, as well as the Scriptease reading of A’ndrea Wilson’s Mahala Island. Today’s announcement affects the planned May performance of Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize winning Sweat, as well as the Scriptease reading of Marilyn Campbell and Linda Laundra’s My Own Stranger. ISTC Launch, Iowa Stage’s diverse set of programs for artists in the community, is also suspending for the present time.


“This is an intermission for us,” said McIver, “and just like in the intermission of a play, the folks backstage at ISTC are working hard to have everything ready to go once we have weathered this storm. We are looking at online offerings, and will have announcements about that shortly. And when the time is right ISTC will be back onstage, sharing more of the greatest stories ever told onstage.”


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